MBA 5413 - Strategic Management

The NSU John Vaughan Library provides access to many books and databases which can be useful for the case analysis and strategic alternatives assignments.

To learn what the library has in terms of paper and electronic books, please consult the NSU Library catalog. In addition, to search for books not owned by the NSU Library you may wish to use WorldCat, which is best described as an international library catalog. For assistance, please feel free to contact the Business and Technology resource coordinator.


WorldCat can help identify books owned by other libraries which can be borrowed for you, free of charge.  To request a book from another library, stop by either Reference or Circulation in the library, or take a look at the Interlibrary Loan Department web page.

The NSU Library web site provides access to a variety of online databases which can be used to find pertinent periodical literature and data.  Some of the most useful databases and indexes for the overall assignment include ABI/Inform, Business Source Elite, Mergent, Morningstar, NetAdvantage, ThomasNet, and Value Line (Value Line On-campus / Value Line Off-campus). ABI/Inform is a periodical index and full text article database. Mergent, Morningstar, and Thomson provide a variety of statistics and reports on companies and industries. Mergent also provides information on private and international companies. Value Line provides descriptive and investment information on companies, including historical price performance and projections of key financial measures. ThomasNet profiles manufacturers and distributors, and their products.

Some foreign websites provide information on companies based in their countries. For example, information on British companies is available through Companies House, and information on Australian companies can be found at ABNLookup (Australian Business Register).

Below is a list of useful reference titles and web sites:

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (also known as Troy) (Ref. HF 5681 .R25T68) The data is derived from IRS figures on U.S. and international companies.
  • American Big Business Directory (Ref. HF 5035 .A49) Includes company credit ratings.
  • Brands and Their Companies (Ref. T 223 .V4A25)
  • Business Rankings (Ref. HG 4057 .A237)
  • Cases in Corporate Acquisitions, Buyouts, Mergers, & Takeovers (Ref. HD 2746.5 .C374)
  • Community Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics (Ref. HA 203 .S66)
  • Corporate Philosophies and Mission Statements: A Survey and Guide for Corporate Communicators and Management (Ref. HD 58.7 .F35)
  • Corporate Statements: The Official Missions, Goals, Principles and Philosophies of Over 900 Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .H37)
  • Countries and Their Cultures (Ref. GN 307 .C68)
  • Demographics USA: County Edition (Ref. HF 5415.1 .S8)
  • Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (Ref. GN 307 .E52)
  • Encyclopedia of the Peoples of the World (Ref. GN 495.4 .E53)
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Ref. GN 307 .E53)
  • Europa World Year Book (Ref. JN 1 .E85)
  • Exporters' Encyclopedia (Ref. HF 3011 .E9)
  • Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies (Ref. HG 4057 .A28616)
  • Hoover's MasterList of Major International Companies (Ref. HD 62.4 .H66)
  • Hoover's (Online)
  • Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (Dun & Bradstreet)(Ref. HF 5681 .R25I53) Public and private company data derived from the D&B Financial Information Base. The data is based on voluntary submissions.
  • International Directory of Company Histories (Ref. HD 2721 .D36)
  • Lifestyle Market Analyst (Ref. HF 5415.33 .U6L54)
  • Market Share Reporter (Ref. HF 5410 .M37)
  • Mission Statement Book: 301 Corporate Mission Statements from America's Top Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .A27)
  • Mission Statements: A Guide to the Corporate and Nonprofit Sectors (Ref. HD 30.28 .G697)
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (Ref. HF 1042 .N6) - Available online: NAICS
  • Notable Corporate Chronologies (Ref. HG 4009 .N68)
  • 101 Mission Statements from Top Companies (Ref. HD 30.285 .A267)
  • Organization Charts (Ref. HD 38 .O738)
  • Principal International Businesses (Ref. HF 54 .U5P74)
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies (Ref. HF 5681 .B2R58) The data is derived from statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects, and annual corporate submissions.
  • Say It and Live It: The 50 Corporate Mission Statements That Hit the Mark (Ref. HD 30.285 .J66)
  • Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Ref. HC 106.6 .S74)
  • Standard Industrial Classification Manual (Ref. HF 1042 .A55) (1987 codes) - Available online: SIC
  • Understanding Global Cultures (Ref. GN 345.7 .G36)
  • World Factbook (Ref. G 122 .U56a) - Available online: CIA World Factbook
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Ref. GN 333 .W67)

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